aller au contenu
Planet Narnia : the seven heavens in the imagination of C.S. Lewis Aperçu de cet ouvrage
FermerAperçu de cet ouvrage
Vérifiant…

Planet Narnia : the seven heavens in the imagination of C.S. Lewis

Auteur : Michael Ward
Éditeur : Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Édition/format :   Livre : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
"For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C.S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a  Lire la suite...
Évaluation :

(pas encore évalué) 0 avec des critiques - Soyez le premier.

Sujets
Plus comme ceci

 

Trouver un exemplaire en ligne

Liens vers cet ouvrage

Trouver un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Recherche de bibliothèques qui possèdent cet ouvrage...

Détails

Genre/forme : Criticism, interpretation, etc
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Ward, Michael, 1968-
Planet Narnia.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)427856042
Personne nommée : C S Lewis; C S Lewis; C S Lewis; Clive S Lewis; C S Lewis
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Michael Ward
ISBN : 9780195313871 0195313879
Numéro OCLC : 123377281
Description : xii, 347 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenu : Silence --
The planets --
Jupiter --
Mars --
Sol --
Luna --
Mercury --
Venus --
Saturn --
Primum mobile --
The music of the spheres --
Coda.
Responsabilité : Michael Ward.
Plus d’informations :

Résumé :

"For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C.S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery." "Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. In Planet Narnia he demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject which fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation". Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains connaitre knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody." "Planet Narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance."--Jacket.

Critiques

Critiques éditoriales

Synopsis de l’éditeur

Wards thesis is taut and compelling, and requires intelligent engagement: this isnt a book to dabble in while half-listening to the cricket. But it is the best book Ive read since well, since at Lire la suite...

 
Critiques d’utilisateurs
Récupération des critiques de GoodReads...
Récuperation des critiques DOGObooks…

Tags

Soyez le premier.
Confirmez cette demande

Vous avez peut-être déjà demandé cet ouvrage. Veuillez sélectionner OK si vous voulez poursuivre avec cette demande quand même.

Données liées


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123377281>
library:oclcnum"123377281"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/994857>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Learning and scholarship"@en
schema:name"Learning and scholarship."@en
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/22144877>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1898"
schema:deathDate"1963"
schema:familyName"Lewis"
schema:givenName"C. S."
schema:name"Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963."
schema:name"Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2008"
schema:description"Silence -- The planets -- Jupiter -- Mars -- Sol -- Luna -- Mercury -- Venus -- Saturn -- Primum mobile -- The music of the spheres -- Coda."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/312724608>
schema:genre"Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Planet Narnia : the seven heavens in the imagination of C.S. Lewis"@en
schema:numberOfPages"347"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123377281>
schema:reviewBody""For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C.S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery." "Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. In Planet Narnia he demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject which fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation". Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains connaitre knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody." "Planet Narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance."--Jacket."
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA806068>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Fermer la fenêtre

Veuillez vous identifier dans WorldCat 

Vous n’avez pas de compte? Vous pouvez facilement créer un compte gratuit.